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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline,...

The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

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Nice little "trail" but you can tell it's been overrun by tourist. Getting out there very early is probably the best way to enjoy it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice little "trail" but you can tell it's been overrun by tourist. Getting out there very early is probably the best way to enjoy it.

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Colorado USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple little underwater trail to follow and snorkel. Nice coral and plenty of small to medium sized fish. Tends to be crowded in afternoons and on cruise ship days.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for beginner snorkelers! The under water snorkel trail is amazing and very fun to follow. While I ventured off the beaten path of the trail, it was still an easy way to find out where I was without having to look up.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An underwater trail is a great idea, but the signs were covered in silt and the water was so churned up you couldn't figure out which direction to head for the next sign. Trunk Bay is gorgeous, but there are many better options for snorkeling.

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Andover, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Coral was amazing, tons of tropical fish to see, but so many folks trying to see it at the same time gave us a bumper car experience. Still, definitely worth doing, and I will come back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved Trunk Bay; it's beautiful, but the so-called underwater Trail did not add to our experience. Most of the placards were impossible to read and were in poor shape. This did not deter us from enjoying the snorkeling there, however. The map we had illustrated all the different wildlife we would find in the water, as well as... More 

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Ventura, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

There were only 3 underwater trail markers. Swimmers are advised not to swim around the island because of the rip tides. But since our group was comprised of surfers and strong swimmers we decided to go for it. We saw 1 stingray and some pretty fish. It's a neat idea and maybe some more trail markers would help this attraction... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you visit St John, you must do the underwater trail at Trunk Bay. This is a really safe and easy way to learn about the ocean life in the Caribbean.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Underwater Trail is just a few concrete blocks at the resting on the bottom of Trunk Bay identifying the coral and/or fish that might be swimming nearby. Calling it a 'trail" leads to some disappointment, especially when kids are involved. However, Trunk Bay is gorgeous and the snorkeling in the bay is great, a few strokes from the beautiful... More 

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Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

The only underwater trail on St John and the only one I have ever used. The trail is very informative and teaches snorkelers about the habitat while being part of it.

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